Surya namaskar for radical transformation of your body and mind

Surya Namaskar which is also known as Sun Salutation is a combination of various yoga postures that consists of 12 steps. Practicing Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation regularly helps to keep your internal system strong and improves immunity.

Sun Salutation is a complete body workout. Yoga experts say that doing 12 sets of Surya Namaskar translates into doing 288 powerful yoga poses in a span of 10 to 15 minutes. Regular practise of surya namaskar bring lot of health benefit to every part of your body from top to toe as these poses regulate the supply of blood flow to every organ in your body and makes it healthy.

Surya namaskar brings radical transformation to your body and mind. An Amazing fact is that 30 minutes of surya namaskar burns as much calories as 30 mimutes of running does . Isn’t a good idea to burn so much calories at your home just by stretching on your mat.

Phenomenal benefits of surya namaskar are :

1) Greatly helps to lose weight: These poses stretches your muscles and helps lose weight in abdomen , hip, thighs and hands leaving you in great shape. Doing sun salutation for 12 times takes somewhere between 10 to 15 mins a day which is great for those who have busy schedules and can’t spare much time for daily exercise.

2)Strengthens  Muscles and Joints: surya namaskar postures adds strength to your muscles, joints. It also strengthens the spinal cord by making it flexible.

3) Slows ageing by adding glow to your skin: Surya namaskar improves blood circulation to your entire body including face which makes your skin glow and slows the process of ageing.

4) Ensures Regular menstrual cycles and easy child-birth: Surya namaskar is highly beneficial for women as it regulates irregular menstrual cycle and if practised daily before pregnancy (do not perform surya namaskar during pregnancy) , it helps greatly for easy child-birth as it strengthens the abdomen muscles that helps for natural birth.

5) Detoxify your Body: As it involves inhalation and exhalation , it improves the oxygen supply for blood streams removing carbon dioxide and other toxic gases from your body which in turn detoxify your body

6) Better functioning Digestive System: Sun salutation helps in smooth functioning of digestive system. As these yoga asanas increases blood flow to the digestive tracts resulting in better functioning of intestines.

7) Helps you to improve your sleeping pattern: It helps you to cope with insomnia as the asanas will calm your mind giving you good night’s sleep.

8) Gives you overall mental health: it improves memory and nervous system and helps you get rid of anxiety. It normalizes the activity of endocrine glands especially thyroid gland.

I highly recommend to learn surya namaskar from yoga practitioner as  there are chances of doing it wrong and hurting yourself. Practise sun salutation under supervision of your yoga master till you get a hold on it.

Initially you may find it tough to do but believe me it becomes very easy and becomes a part of your routine if you do these 12 postures for 12 times continuously for 7 days.

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Stop craving for love

Sometimes we end up falling in love with someone who is not meant for us. Though your brain tells that he or she is not meant for you, your mind will never listens, You feel like you can’t let that person go off your mind and will become desperate for love and attention. This Craving for love from someone who is not interested in you is not good for yourself and for the other person too. You are wasting your time and draining your energy for a person who is not worth for it. The other person also may feel annoyed because of your desperation for attention from him or her. This can be overcome by practicing self-love. Here are ways to develop self-love

  “Dont forget to fall in love with yourself first”

Count on your positives and be thankful for it : Each of us have positive and negative qualities in us. List down only positive things you have got in life leaving behind the negative. You might be good person by heart willing to help others in need, you might be a great friend for your friend, you might be good in math or singing, you might be blessed with a supportive family, you might be having a loving brother or sister who is there for you to listen to you. Think of all the positives in you and be thankful for it.

Spend Time on your Hobbies :  Spending more time on your hobbies like reading, writing, swimming or any other activity of your interest will make you engaged in doing what you love ,will deviate your mind from unnecessary thoughts and helps you develop your inner talent. Have one if you don’t have any hobby.

Take Good Care of yourself : Stay healthy by having good diet and doing exercise everyday.Sleep at-least 8 hours a day and do exercises like walking , running, swimming or yoga everyday.You will have a great peace of mind if you are fit and healthy.

Focus on your Dream : Have a dream to achieve something big in life. Let your dream become the thing which your heart craves for, Plan short-term goals to achieve your long-term dream. Work towards accomplishing your goals. If you fail in accomplishing your goal , work in different ways and find out which way works out the goal. By achieving your goals you will live your dream one day which will make you more attractive than ever before.

Pain and Pleasure of a Mom

Having crossed 40 weeks of pregnancy  I was eager and expecting labor pain every moment. My due date as per gynecologist was june 1st 2016.

On june 2nd night I went to bed praying and hoping for my labor pain to start. That night I was urinating frequently , around 2.30 am some liquid was leaked out of me on my bed. Unsure of whether it is amniotic fluid or not I googled and found out its amniotic fluid as google said amniotic fluid is odourless . I asked my mom and dad to take me to hospital.

As they were sleepy my mom made coffee for us .She also prepared cumin water with some jaggery added to it and took it in a hot flask.she said if it’s consumed once pain begins, the pain will aggravate.

As we started to hospital in the car, my contractions began.It was sharp pain in my abdomen that lasted only for few seconds and recurred after few mins.We arrived the hospital and doctor checked my cervix dilation and said my labor pain had begun and she asked me to wait for the pain to progress.As time progressed the interval between each sharp pain decreased from minutes to seconds.Being sorrounded by 2 nurse, 1 doctor and 2 ayah. I was asked by the nurse not to push the baby though I got the urge to push the baby. The nurse said that my cervix has dilated only 7 cm and I am allowed to push the baby only when the cervix dilation is complete to 10 cm that’s when the baby’s head will be seen from outside. She said I would lose my energy if I start to push much before when it is necessary and would have no energy when it will be really required. Pain accompanied by urge to push but not allowed to push was dreadful experience in my life. When the baby’s head was seen the nurse and the doctor asked me to push. I read somewhere in google that I should push just like putting abdomen crunches. I did put crunches repeatedly for every sharp pain in the abdomen and baby was finally out at 11.30 am.

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Doctor said Its a girl baby. Nurse rested the baby on my chest. I kissed her tiny face. Nurse made my baby to kiss me in turn. She asked me to breastfeed her as the baby was constantly crying.She positioned the baby for me to breastfeed. The moment my baby picked my nipple with her mouth she started suckling and stopped crying. It gave me immense pleasure when I realized that I am lactating and when I learnt my baby already knew how to suckle and feed on me.That is the time I realized that when there is a creation there is a creator. Nature doesn’t allow the baby to stay in womb for more than 40 weeks. Nature makes the lungs of the baby work only after its pops out from mothers tummy. Nature makes the mom to lactate for the baby’s survival.Nature protects and guides every step of life. Its our duty to save nature.
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